Tobin chats with Lindsay Hamilton about her start in media at a young age and how that lead her to breaks with Family Channel and with TSN. She explains what she loves about her job and how she had to CREATE her own opportunities.
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Lindsay Hamilton is a Canadian Sports Journalist who works at TSN. She joined TSN in September 2016 and is an anchor for SportsCentre.
Hamilton started working in broadcasting at a young age, becoming the first host of the Family Channel in 2008. For more than five years she interviewed entertainment icons, athletes, and musicians across North America, including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and One Direction.
While pursuing a double major in communications and film at McMaster University, she created, produced, and hosted various MacTV segments – a digital television outlet covering both sports and local entertainment. During her time at McMaster, Hamilton also created, produced, and hosted a sports radio program at CFMU.
In 2012, Hamilton hosted events during the 100th Grey Cup Anniversary Week, and by 2014 she joined Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as a host for Toronto Marlies, IIHF World Juniors, and Toronto Maple Leafs games and team events. The year following, Hamilton hosted the 2015 Pan Am Games torch relay across Ontario and the artistic gymnastics during the Games in Toronto.
Hamilton joined CBC Radio as a sports reporter in March of 2016. During the Rio 2016 Olympics she was part of the CBC News Network team delivering national sports updates each morning of the Games.
Hamilton competed in a variety of sports while growing up in Mississauga, Ontario, including playing varsity lacrosse at McMaster University and competing on Team Ontario. Today, Hamilton keeps busy with squash, tennis, water-skiing, and running.